The ingredients for our creams are carefully selected and every single one has beneficial influence on human skin. Being an outdoorsy, active and passionate climber, I have been exposed to many harsh elements which did have a negative impact on my skin, causing rashes, cracked finger skin, inflammation. Also, a number of my friends experienced similar issues, which held them back from climbing or spending more time outside for longer than they would wish. As a result, I decided to do something about it and found out that natural and fresh ingredients have an amazing effect on my skin, helping to heal and sooth it effectively. This also means that they are not one off application miracle, but they need to be applied regularly to see their effects. After all, it is all worth it as my skin has never felt and looked better before. I have been testing different formulas for many years on myself, my friends and family, asking for feedback. My principle was to use no chemicals, high quality, and unprocessed, preferably organic ingredients that nourish, regenerate and help to repair damaged, dry skin subjected to harsh conditions such as cold, water, sun and rock climbing. All ingredients that I currently use in my creams are unprocessed to maintain their highest quality. In addition, apart from organic cold pressed aloe vera gel that I purchase directly from a farm in Texas, all remaining ingredients are produced locally in Wales, Devon and Nottinghamshire to ensure their freshness.

    • Cera Alba (yellow beeswax)  organic, unrefined          
      When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier to protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding moisture and reducing dryness. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, beeswax does not clog pores and suffocate skin. It is natural humectant so it attracts water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated. It is a good source of vitamin A, hence, it helps gentle exfoliation and improves rejuvenated look. Finally, it soothes temporary itching because it is anti-allergenic, it is also easily tolerated by even those with reactive skin.
    • Prunus Armenica (apricot kernel) oil organic, cold pressed
      This oil possesses many therapeutic properties which makes it suitable for its various uses. It is a brilliant emollient (moisturiser). It reduces inflammation when applied topically or when ingested. Its antiaging effects are spectacular as it provides nutrition and supports skin with fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E to promote collagen production, which gives skin extra stability and subtleness. It also helps to repair UV-related skin damage, reducing fine lines and roughness. It is an occlusive, which means it seals in moisture to reveal soft, dewy skin. This oil show significant antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus Areus, a bacterium responsible for common skin infections as well as Escherichia Coli, responsible for food poisoning. It can also fight yeast infections. Among all these benefits, it reduces risk of infection in open wounds and cuts as well as being antioxidant, it prevents the skin from damage by free radicals.
    • Triticum Vulgare (wheat germ) oil cold pressed      
      It is extremely high in vitamin E, A, D and essential fatty acids as well as vitamin B6, folic acid and many minerals. Its amazing properties help soothe and repair damaged skin. Wheat germ oil prevents many skin problems like psoriasis, eczema and dry skin. Applying wheat germ oil to the inflamed skin has been a popular practice for generations. It helps reduce oxidative stress, minimise the appearance of wrinkles and scars, and increases collagen formation between new cells.
    • Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil organic, cold pressed   
      Unlike mineral oils, it does not suffocate the skin but provides moisture and softness as it sinks deep into the cells. It absorbs quickly, nourishing the skin with vitamins (K,E) and omega-3 fatty acids. It helps to soothe inflammation and alleviate skin irritation. Vitamin E helps to fight damage to the skin thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties. It is great for hardened and cracked calluses. It is claimed that coconut oil is beneficial for psoriasis and eczema.
    • Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter organic, cold pressed 
      Full of all-natural vitamin A, 100 percent pure, unrefined, raw shea butter aids in numerous skin conditions such as stretch marks, cracked skin, muscle fatigue, dermatitis. It is extremely moisturising and very hydrating. It provides immediate softness and smoothness. It constitute a significant source of anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour promoting compounds. Shea butter helps tissue cell regeneration and boosts collagen production. Also, it provides overall protection from harsh climates.
    • Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera) gel organic, cold pressed 
      The leaves of aloe vera plant contain a huge variety of different nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fibre that makes it so versatile and beneficial to human skin. Among many others, it contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It is popularly used as a natural remedy to heal wounds, scrapes cuts and burns. The soothing and antimicrobial properties help to clean and disinfect wounds, which aids to quicken the overall healing process. Aloe vera gel is extremely moisturising and hydrating. The gel possesses incredible antioxidant and anti aging properties. As a result, it helps to promote the production of collagen, keep skin rejuvenated and healthy.
    • Boswella Carterii (frankincense) essential oil, 100% pure, natural 
      – helps reduce stress reactions and negative emotions
      – helps boost immune system functions and prevents illness
      – astringent and antimicrobial
      – heals skin and prevents signs of ageing
      – improves memory
      – eases digestion
      – helps balance hormones
      – acts as a sleeping aid
      – helps decrease inflammation and pain
      – aids skin regeneration
    • Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) essential oil, 100% pure, natural   
      – improves mood and reduces stress
      – helps to heal burns and wounds
      – improves sleep quality
      – improves brain function
      – slows aging with powerful antioxidants
      – relieves pain
      – restores skin complexion and helps hydration
      – alleviate headaches
      – protects against diabetes symptoms
    • Pelargonium Graveolens (geranium) essential oil, 100% pure, natural   
      – minimises inflammation
      – improves circulation
      – benefits overall health of your skin
      – reduces depression
      – relives stress
      – balances hormones
      – muscle toner
      – speeds up skin healing process
      – infection fighter
      – insect repellent
    • Citrus Bergamia (bergamot) essential oil, 100%, natural   
      – prevents infections
      – reduces pain
      – scar healing
      – improves skin tone and melanin distribution
      – aids healing process
      – antimicrobial
      – relieves spasms, joint and muscle pain
      – improves blood circulation
      – reduces stress, anxiety and depression
      – soothes skin irritation
    • Cedrus Atlantica (cedarwood) essential oil, 100% pure, natural  
      – anti-inflammatory
      – reduces skin irritation
      – cures fungal infections
      – cleans out toxins
      – improves focus and wisdom
      – tightens muscles, improves firmness
      – insect repellent
      – relieves spasms
      – reduces cough
      – helps arthritis
    • Vanilla Planifolia (vanilla) essential oil, 100% pure, natural  
      – antioxidant
      – soothes burns
      – multiple vitamin content promotes healthy skin
      – helps anxiety and depression
      – aids wound healing
      – anticarcinogenic
      – protects body from infections
      – improves sleep quality
      – skin protector from environmental pollutants
      – mood lifter
  • Citrus Sinensis (blood orange) essential oil, 100% pure, natural  
    – anti-inflammatory
    – antiseptic
    – tonic- helps to balance skin pH
    – antispasmodic
    – aids wound healing
    – uplifting
    – detoxifying
    – insect repellent
    – aids overall skin health
    – aphrodisiac

These are added to aloe vera gel by its manufacturer, the content of the following ingredients is approximately 0.0001% each.

    • Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)
      – antioxidant
      – buffering
    • Citric Acid (it occurs naturally in citrus fruit)
      – buffering
      – chelating- bonding molecules
    • Potassium Sorbate
      – food, drink preservative
      – antimicrobial
  • Xanthan Gum
    – stabilising agent used in food products
    – effective emulsifier, considered a non-hazardous additive in food industry